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Westben's Season 2015 Launch

Join us at The Clock Tower February 8 at 2 pm to hear all the news about "New Traditions" Westben's 2015 Season theme.  Free Event

Chat & View: "La traviata" (movie)

Join us Thursday, February 12, 7 pm at the Aron Theatre on Bridge Street in Campbellford for the movie of Verdi's masterpiece opera, La traviata.  International Canadian composer and professor from Queen's University John Burge will be host and present a short chat before the movie.  Admission $10/$5

Tick Talk: "Happy Birthday, Chopin!"

On Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm enjoy an afternoon celebrating the music of Chopin with Artistic Director and pianist Brian Finley and speaker extraordinaire Barb Hobart. Tickets $15/$5

Classics for Kids: The Tempest

for pre-schoolers with Susan Oliver at The Clock Tower.  Call Susan at the Westben Box Office for more information.  705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777

Chat & View: Fiddler on the Roof Movie

Join host Kim Dafoe at the Aron Theatre on Bridge Street in Campbellford on Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm for a brief chat and viewing of this classic movie, Fiddler on the Roof.  Tickets $10

House Concert

"Soprano Cabaret" with debra Richardson-Edge and Kim MacNeil, Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm.  Tickets:  "Pay what you can"

Chat & View: "The King & I" movie

Join host Teresa Castonguay for a pre movie chat Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm at the Aron Theatre in Campbellford and enjoy the classic The King & I movie. Tickets $10 (Available now to Members only until February 2, call the Box Office for tickets and details about becoming a Westben Member)

Fiddler on the Roof

Traditions!  A fully staged production of Jerry Boch's musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with the Westben Festival Chorus and Orchestra and Guests.  June 6,7,13,14 at 2 pm and June 12 at 7 pm.  Tickets $39/$37/$15/$5

"Fiddling Around with Luke"

Saturday, June 13 at 10 am at the Clock Tower Cultural Centre

Join luthier/fiddler Luke Mercier from Springbrook in a morning exploring the intricate and fascinating world of the creation and restoration of stringed instruments before joining Luke at Westben as he performs in the orchestra of "Fiddler on the Roof". Make it a package. More details to follow

Ken Tizzard - No Dark No Light

with Ken Tizzard and Friends Friday, June 19, 7 pm at The Barn

 Tickets $23/$15/$5

The Concert Band of Cobourg

"A Lot of Hot Airs! features the Concert Band of Cobourg and the Westben Wind Ensembles and Instrumental Foundations bands.  Saturday, June 20 at 2 pm.  Tickets $15/$5

Garden Gala

June 21 at 1 pm in the gardens of Neil Graham and Wayne Sabados

 A spectacular garden setting is home to an afternoon of splendid musical entertainment, gastronomic delights, wines, merriment & a silent auction all in support of Westben! Musical guests include Guido Basso, Robi Botos , Scott Alexander, and Brian Barlow. A "perennial" favourite and fabulous way to celebrate the arts & the summer solstice together in perfect harmony! $100 (Tickets are available to Members only until February 2. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

La traviata

The UBC Opera Ensemble presents Giuseppe Verdi's opera La traviata July 2 (7 pm); July 3,4,5 (2 pm).  Staged with orchestra; sung in Italian with English captions.  Free pre-performance Chats 1 hour before each presentation.  UBC Opera Ensemble, Nancy Hermiston, director, Westben Festvial Chamber Orchestra & Chorus.

Based on Alexandre Dumas' La Dame aux camellias (The Lady of teh Camellias), Verdi's tuneful masterpiece of 1853 has been rated the most popular opera in the world (Operabase).  Nancy Hermiston's company of the newest generation of Canadian opera singers shows why.

Tickets $59 Adults, Seniors $57, Students $15, Youth $5  (taxes included)

Shooting Artists with Gary Mulcahey

July 3 and July 4.  More details to follow on this exceptional opportunity to learn from the master photographer.

Brian's Pick: All Star Improv

Thursday, July 9 at 7 pm at The Barn

Linda Kash & TV FriendsLinda Kash

Drew Carey, step aside! Linda Kash (that Philadelphia Cream Cheese Angel herself!) brings a few favourite television friends for a totally improvised, side-splitting evening in the style of "Who's Line is it Anyway?" Be sure to come early to use the Westben Washroom Trailer first!

Tickets $39 Adults $37 Senior $15 Students $5 Youth. (Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

TGIFolk! The Good Lovelies

Friday, July 10 (7 pm) www.goodlovelies.com Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

 (Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Chopin for a New Generation

Three prize-winning pianists of the 2014 Canadian Chopin Competition www.canadianchopinsociety.com Saturday, July 11 (2 pm) Alexander Seredenko, Tony Yike Yang and Victoria Wong.  Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Cello Mania at The Clock Tower

Young Cellists perform in the downtown on the streets and at the Clock Tower during the Incredible Edibles Festival. Watch for them around noon then join them and Shauna Rolston at The Barn at 2 pm.

Shauna Rolston & Cello Mania!

Shauna Rolston, cello; Heather Schmidt, piano and young cellists perform at The Barn Sunday, July 12 (2 pm) www.shaunarolston.com www.heatherschmidt.com Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Brian's Pick: Romancing the Harp

Thursday, July 16 (7 pm)


Valérie Milot, harp & Antoine Bareil, violinMilot Valerie
What could be more romantic than the sound of a harp over a meadow as the sun falls? Perhaps the answer of a loving violin! Award-winning Quebec harpist Valérie Milot and musical & life partner, violinst Antoine Bareil share an intimate evening of favourite classics for harp and solo violin. Truly, a beautiful evening.

www.valeriemilot.com Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

TGIFun! Primadonna & Friend Strike Back

Mary Lou Fallis & Peter Tiefenbach.  Friday, July 17 (7 pm) at The Barn. Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Great Singers: Marie-Josee Lord with Brian Finley, piano

Saturday, July 18 at 2 pm at The BarnMarie Josee-Lord

"...spellbinding...a very classy singer with a bright future." – Montreal Gazette

Recipient of the Prix d'Excellence de la Culture, soprano Marie-Josée Lord is known for her brilliantly captivating performances ranging from Puccini's La bohème to Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. A favourite primadonna of l'Opéra de Montréal, this Quebec native presents a program of scintillating opera arias and moving spirituals along with the music of Bernstein and Cole Porter.
www.mariejoseelord.com

.  Tickets: $55 Adults $53 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth (taxes included)

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Great Pianists: Stewart Goodyear

Sunday, July 19 at 2 pm at The BarnStewart Goodyear

"...a crisp, emotionally radiant performance that combines dexterity and sensitivity in equal measure. Goodyear's delivery was breathtaking." – San Francisco Chronicle

Based in New York, Toronto-born pianist Stewart Goodyear has performed with the major orchestras of the world including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and many others. Known for his Herculean performances such as all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in a single day (Koerner Hall, 2010), and all five Beethoven Piano Concerti (Niagara Summer Music Festival, 2014), Stewart brings Bach's monumental and beloved Goldberg Variations to The Barn.
www.stewartgoodyear.com

Tickets: $55 Adults $53 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth (taxes included)

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

 

Kings on Broadway

July 22,23,24,25 (2pm). Favourites from The King and I and Camelot featuring Jason Howard, Donna Bennett, Kim Dafoe, Adam Fisher, Samantha Marineau with Brian Finley.  Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Music from the Sistine Chapel

Sunday, July 26 (2 pm) featuring the a capella choir of Le studio de music ancienne de Montreal www.smamontreal.ca

Tickets: $45 Adults $43 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2.  Gift Certificates are always available.  Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member.  705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

New in 2015! Westben's Jazz Fringe Festival

Welcome to Westben's first ever "Westben Jazz Fringe Festival"! As a part of its final weekend of activities in the summer of 2015, the Jazz Fringe will be held on August 1 and 2, in conjunction with the Campbellford BIA's Waterfront Festival on August 1. The two-day event features an array of jazz performances featuring both local and guest artists throughout the Trent Hills area. Our goal is to bring the friendly spirit of jazz right into the heart of our community while stimulating interest and awareness of activities at The Barn.

Conceived to keep the beat going between concerts at The Barn on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the Jazz Fringe features six distinct performances at five Trent Hills destinations. Also watch for a host of casual performances by some of the area's younger jazzers in various locations scattered throughout the community. Coordinated by Warkworth jazz bassist & composer Howard Baer. Details to follow soon.

Brian's Pick: MAZ

Thursday, July 30 (7 pm)

Electronic Gypsy jazz meets les Québécois!
"...uplifting stuff, old and new, rustic and hi-tech all at once."
- Roger Levesque – Penguin Eggs

With trademark onstage energy and a unique blend of traditional Québécois music and electric jazz, MAZ boldly confronts modernity through the lens of tradition. Hop on their wild flying canoe for an unforgettable voyage through traditional French-Canadian melodies, modal jazz and trance-inducing modern music. A bold assertion of Québec's traditional identity with a new, modern edge.
www.espacemaz.ca

Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

TGIFiddle! Kelli Trottier & The Mushy Peas

Friday, July 31 at 7 pm at The Barn

"Every time Kelli takes to the stage, she is like a breath of fresh air mesmerizing all in attendance with her angelic vocals and awesome fiddling prowess."
– Wayne Rostad, Host of CBC's On the Road Again

She's back! With her trusty sidemen, the Mushy Peas, Kelli Trottier returns to The Barn for another round of world-class fiddling, fiery step dancing and angel-voiced singing. Expect an exquisite blend of traditional Celtic, contemporary Country Folk, Bluegrass and Western Swing with lush musical and vocal arrangements. Always a joy!
www.kellitrottier.com

Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth.  Call the Box Office to order the TGIFiddle Barbecue $18 (must be ordered 36 hours in advance)

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Jane Bunnett & Friends present "Maqueque"

Saturday, August 1 (2 pm)Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

"Jane Bunnett and Maqueque... utterly shatters the glass ceiling of Afro Cuban Jazz"
—Boston Globe, September 2014

Four-time Juno Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Officer of the Order of Canada, Canadian soprano saxophonist/flautist Jane Bunnett brings the soul of Cuba to The Barn! Loosely translated, Maqueque means the energy of a young girl's spirit. To that end, Jane brings her sextet of all-star female Cuban musicians for a dazzling rhythmic and vocal celebration.
www.janebunnett.com

Don't miss the Westben Jazz Fringe Festival!

Tickets: $39 Adults $37 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

Sunny Day & Sinatra

Sunday, August 2 (2 pm) featuring Donna Bennett, Dean Hollin and the Brian Barlow Big Band at The Barn.  Westben ends Season 2015 on a sunny note with the favouite hits of Doris Day and Frank Sinatra.  Singers Donna Bennett and Dean Hollin supply the smiling vocals as Brian Barlow and his star-studded Big Band supply the rest! www.donnabennett.ca  www.myeyeproductions.ca 

Tickets: $55 Adults $53 Seniors $15 Students $5 Youth (taxes included)

(Tickets are available now to Members only until February 2. Gift Certificates are always available. Call the Box Office for tickets and details on becoming a Westben Member. 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777)

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